Joe Ricketts’ passion project, a 931-acre religious retreat on the Platte, has a chapel, 7 lodges and a 2,500-foot walk
“People will come here to enhance their spiritual life, to make it deeper,” Ricketts said. “And really to make that whole aspect of their lives healthier.”
“When the people come here, they need to have the opportunity to contemplate, meditate and pray,” Ricketts said of the retreat. “They set themselves apart from the rest of the world.”
Joe Ricketts offered a tour this week of the 931-acre religious retreat he’s building in Sarpy County. Get a peek inside the sprawling Cloisters on the Platte off Nebraska Highway 31 and Fisher Road.
Academic economists are fine, but business leaders and bankers would bring an important perspective.
A high school with ties to a billionaire philanthropist will open this fall in Bellevue. The NGL Academy will begin accepting applications Thursday for its inaugural class of about 15 ninth-graders. The school, which will operate on the campus of Bellevue University, is aimed at lower-income students.
A jaunt down Fishery Road, a windy, gravel side street near the Platte River, affords views of tall trees, rolling hills and Interstate 80 — and not much else. But beyond the “no trespassing” signs lining the road, work is well underway on the sprawling religious retreat being built by billionaire Joe Ricketts.
“Because of that, I want to point out — an elimination of a regulation — we had the industry take off,” Ricketts said. “So as we take a look at what our government does, if we eliminate regulation a good share of the time, we’re going to benefit greatly.”
Billionaire Joe Ricketts scored big victories in two of the most dramatic contests in the U.S. this month, backing Donald Trump’s presidential victory a week after watching his family’s baseball team win their first World Series in more than a century.
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